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"Stower Review"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Stower in Whitestown, IN
Former Employee - Stower in Whitestown, IN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Good pay, a lot of room to work at your own pace and make your rate. Well ventilated areas and easy access to water or free Gatorade.

Cons

Rates sometimes can be slanted or unrealistic depending on the amount of space given. Don't expect to be able to use sick days or get much personal time off easily in case of an emergency.

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    "Oracle ERP Developer"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary is ok, initial stock offering is good

    Cons

    No promotions within ERP, no training offered, no career growth, stock and signing bonus used as basis for yearly compensation for 4 - 5 years. Long hours are normal.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more. Ask about their career aspirations.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Pick your manager carefully"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company feels very exciting and innovative. They are growing rapidly and driving creative solutions for customers. Some managers and development groups are really good, and some not. If you find a good manager, you might have a good experience.

    Cons

    Management can be confused and disorganized. They have inconsistent expectations, sometimes aimless demands, and no training (or the training they have isn't working).
    Work/life imbalance.
    Great ideas, but often sloppy execution.
    When things get tough, the tough start looking for scapegoats. It can be a very hostile place to work.
    Bad managers can ruin your work to promote themselves and you're at their mercy for your annual review, even if others have praised your work.

    Advice to Management

    Set clear goals, set clear metrics, train existing managers and communicate. Build some consistency in the management ranks. Encourage collaboration.
    I'm rating the overall company low because they need to realize that their staff is one of their greatest assets, and they do not value their own workers much. Better management would go a long way towards keeping workers satisfied, productive, and committed.

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